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Since vs. Because [Are They Interchangeable?]

by Mary Cullen on Mon, Nov 12, 2018

According to the APA Style Blog, "since" and "because" have specific meanings and should not be interchanged:

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How Many Spaces Should Be After a Period? (One vs. Two)

by Mary Cullen on Fri, Oct 12, 2018

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Here is a client question received today, which I often hear in business writing courses:

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Topics: Business Writing Skills

Instructional Solutions Celebrates 20 Years [Here is What We Learned]

by Mary Cullen on Wed, Sep 26, 2018

I’d like to share with you why I founded Instructional Solutions 20 years ago this month and offer three tips about writing, business, and life.

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87 Advanced Business Writing Tips [That Actually Work]

by Mary Cullen on Wed, Sep 19, 2018


I'm excited to share these top 87 business writing tips with you.

They were honed while I studied English Literature and Rhetoric, taught writing at the university level, and worked with thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies to help people write better at work. Many of these tips come directly from our award winning online business writing courses

My hope is these tips help you enjoy writing, better communicate at work, get ahead in your career, and grow your business!

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Topics: Business Writing Skills

17 Proofreading Techniques for Business Communication

by Mary Cullen on Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Proofreading Techniques

Finally. Your document is just about complete. It’s been written, reviewed, compiled, and re-reviewed. With the final edits in place, it’s now ready to be proofread.

Proofreading can seem like a simple task in business communication. However, the attention to detail and intense focus it requires means that proofreading is as challenging as it is important.

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Topics: Business Proofreading

127 Top Business Jargon Examples [And How to Fix Them]

by Mary Cullen on Tue, Jun 5, 2018

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Topics: Business Writing Skills

Instructional Solutions Launches Free Writing Tool to Eliminate Jargon

by Mary Cullen on Tue, Jun 5, 2018

Writing a story? View the entire press kit here.

Instructional Solutions, a business writing instruction leader, has launched the Jargon Grader to eliminate one of business writing’s biggest problems: jargon.

The free, web-based tool allows business writers to paste in their own text for assessment. The Jargon Grader highlights how many times jargon appears in that text and identifies the words needing clarification.

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How to Format a Business Proposal (With Examples)

by Mary Cullen on Wed, May 23, 2018

 

 
You wrote a proposal that persuasively sells your solution to a client’s problem. Now, you need to make it look great.

Formatting a proposal can be an intimidating process. There is a range of aesthetics, design tools, and printing options. We created this article based on a common question we receive in our online proposal writing course. Clients often ask: 'What is the best way to format my proposal?'.

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Capitalization Rules for Professional Business Writing

by Mary Cullen on Thu, May 10, 2018

Social media, job titles, and different software or email requirements have all added to a growing confusion regarding capitalization rules. Let’s review some of the major rules for capitalization.

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What is Technical Writing? [New Definition for 2018]

by Tom DuPuis on Mon, Mar 19, 2018

 

Are you looking to understand what technical writing is and how you can become more proficient?

Technical writing continues to be a highly coveted skill in the professional workplace. Demand is expected to grow at 10% from 2014 to 2024. This is faster than the average for all occupations.

In this article we will show you an average day for a technical writer, how to improve your skills when writing complex documents, and why the field is quickly changing.

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Topics: Technical Writing

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